News and Press releases


  1. Article

    Why we need to recognize migrant domestic workers’ contribution to our economies

    16 June 2018,

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

  2. News

    Successful first round for ILO-UNDP submission on youth entrepreneurship and peace-building in Solomon Islands

    15 June 2018,

    After a successful submission of a concept note on youth entrepreneurship and peacebuilding for Solomon Islands, the ILO and UNDP have been invited to submit a full proposal to the UN Peace Building Fund

  3. Press release

    ILO facilitated National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Sector in Sri Lanka

    15 June 2018,

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives facilitated a National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Sector in Sri Lanka on the 14th June 2018.

  4. Op-Ed

    “Let the Shine of Progress against Child Labour not Tarnish”

    12 June 2018,

  5. Press release

    End child labour and promote safe and healthy work!

    11 June 2018,

    World Day Against Child Labour is marked on 12 June. Its theme in 2018 is the devastating impact of hazardous forms of work on children’s long-term health and well-being

  6. Labour Standards and Trade

    EU, business and labour org host forum on labour standards and trade, discuss decent work and sustainable trade in Philippine value chains

    05 June 2018, Manila, Philippines

    The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines (EUD), the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have come together to host a forum entitled Labour Standards and Trade: A Discussion on Decent Work and Sustainable Trade in Philippine Value Chains.

  7. Press release

    ILO and Singapore moving forward to promote decent work in Southeast Asia

    05 June 2018,

  8. Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention

    Thailand joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    04 June 2018,

  9. The launch of the national social protection report

    Timor-Leste identifies challenges and ways to advance its social protection for all

    31 May 2018,

    Timor-Leste shows it is possible to offer substantial protection to citizens even in developing countries, but much can be done to improve coverage and effectiveness.

  10. News

    EU-ILO ‘Skills 21’ initiative to boost capacity of Bangladesh skills system

    29 May 2018,

    The ‘Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth’ project which is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is formally launched at a ceremony held in Dhaka on 28 May 2018